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Rajasthan Royals won by 7 wickets
MI
168/6 - 20/20 ov
RR
171/3 - 18/20 ov
Match 47, Mumbai

Jos Buttler was the star once again for the Rajasthan Royals with the bat in hand as he flayed his former teammates all around the park to give his side a fighting chance of making the playoffs. The hosts didn't do themselves any favours when they had their turn with the bat as they fell well short of where they were on course of getting. They needed the early wicket of Buttler if they were going to stand a chance of defending a modest total on a good pitch. Unfortunately that didn't happen and Buttler went through the gears as he powered his side home and in sight of the proverbial promised land.

MoM: Jos Buttler

Rahane: "A great win for us especially knowing that on this wicket they were 15-20 runs short. The way we bowled after six overs, four wickets in between 7-15 was crucial. Jofra's couple of wickets in that over changed the game. We bowled really well and we've been lacking that especially in the last three games. Even in batting we lost a couple of our wickets and didn't get that partnership but here did and credit must go to our bowlers."

Rohit: "On a pitch like that we should have got 15-20 runs more. That's something that has held us back a bit in the tournament and in a few games where we didn't finish really well. Today was another game that we didn't finish off well, after getting the start we got. But I don't want to be too harsh about the way we've been playing. We've been playing some good cricket so we just need to continue. There are some areas that we need to work on. That was missing today and games like this can happen."

Rajasthan Royals win by 7 wickets

End of Over 18 - 18 runs, 1 wicket RR 171/3
Jos Buttler94* (53b 9x4 5x6)
Ben Stokes*0* (0b)

Six! Buttler does it again as he single-handedly drags the Royals over the line. A pull over to the leg-side finishes it

17.6 H Pandya to J Buttler, SIX, 110.75 km/h short length just outside off stump.

Wicket! It's a wide slower ball and Samson slashed it straight to the deep-cover fielder

17.5 H Pandya to S Samson, WICKET!!! S Samson is out c sub (Rahul Chahar) b Hardik Pandya, 106.05 km/h good length outside off stump.
17.4 H Pandya to S Samson, no run, 111.59 km/h short length on middle stump.

Six! Oh have another one! This time it's short but the height doesn't trouble Samson who pulls it to the same area

Six! A slower length ball and Samson waited for it and absolutely crunched it over cow. He was waiting for it all day everyday 

17.3 H Pandya to S Samson, SIX, 132.95 km/h short length outside off stump.
17.2 H Pandya to S Samson, SIX, 103.47 km/h short length just outside off stump.
17.1 H Pandya to S Samson, no run, 109.89 km/h short length outside off stump.
End of Over 17 - 9 runs RR 153/2
Jos Buttler88* (52b 9x4 4x6)
Sanju Samson*14* (9b 2x4)

Four! The bowler errs in length with his final ball and Buttler cleared the front leg to pump it down town

16.6 M McClenaghan to J Buttler, FOUR, 117.89 km/h full length outside off stump.
16.5 M McClenaghan to J Buttler, no run, 100.6 km/h full toss outside off stump.
16.5 M McClenaghan to S Samson, wide delivery.
16.4 M McClenaghan to J Buttler, one run, 121.32 km/h short length outside off stump.
16.3 M McClenaghan to S Samson, one run, 121.53 km/h short length outside off stump.
16.2 M McClenaghan to S Samson, no run, 125.23 km/h good length just outside off stump.
16.1 M McClenaghan to J Buttler, one run, 132.83 km/h full length outside off stump.
End of Over 16 - 12 runs RR 144/2
Jos Buttler*82* (48b 8x4 4x6)
Sanju Samson13* (7b 2x4)
15.6 M Markande to J Buttler, one run, 85.17 km/h short length just outside off stump.
15.5 M Markande to S Samson, one run, 86.94 km/h full length just outside off stump.

Four! This time Samson clears the front leg and lofts it over the bowler's head and beats long-on coming around

15.4 M Markande to S Samson, FOUR, 79.01 km/h full length on middle stump.
15.3 M Markande to J Buttler, one run, 83.23 km/h good length on leg stump.

Four! Too full and on the legs and Samson uses the line and pace to lap it on its way

15.2 M Markande to S Samson, one run, 82.8 km/h full length going down leg.
15.1 M Markande to S Samson, FOUR, 85.72 km/h good length going down leg.
End of Over 15 - 14 runs RR 132/2
Sanju Samson*3* (3b)
Jos Buttler80* (46b 8x4 4x6)
14.6 J Bumrah to S Samson, one run, 143.62 km/h good length on leg stump.
14.5 J Bumrah to J Buttler, one run, 140.61 km/h short length on middle stump.

Six! Even better and further this time. Antoher short one and another pull shot this time a bit behind square to the short boundary

14.4 J Bumrah to J Buttler, SIX, 141.14 km/h short length on leg stump.

Four! Buttler is on the move and Bumrah bangs it in but the batsman stands tall to pull it 

14.3 J Bumrah to J Buttler, FOUR, 139.33 km/h short length on middle stump.
14.2 J Bumrah to S Samson, one run, 140.05 km/h short length just outside off stump.
14.1 J Bumrah to J Buttler, one run, 142.51 km/h good length on off stump.
End of Over 14 - 14 runs, 1 wicket RR 118/2
Jos Buttler*68* (42b 7x4 3x6)
Sanju Samson1* (1b)
13.6 H Pandya to J Buttler, one run, 117.72 km/h short length outside off stump.
13.5 H Pandya to J Buttler, two runs, 104.28 km/h full length going down leg.

Four! Buttler sets up outside off and Hardik follows him but he just bludgeons it straight down the ground as hard as you'll see a cricket ball hit

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